Katharine House Hospice has been inundated with request for tickets for its popular annual Ladies Luncheon with guest speaker Edwina Currie – and is now reminding local ladies to get theirs whilst there are a few remaining.
The Luncheon, which will be held on 12th May this year, is one of the Hospice’s most popular fundraising events and is attended by up to 500 ladies who enjoy a light luncheon followed by a guest speaker. Edwina Currie has been called “a brash and energetic life force” and “the best communicator the tories have” so the hospice are certain the event will be one to remember.
Edwina, currently on tour with her “an audience with” show entitled “Politically Incorrect – tales from the jungle and elsewhere” enjoys raising money for charity. She has done six long-distance bike rides for charity since 2002. A typical exploit was a 450km bike ride in Poland in September 2004 which Edwina and her husband John planned and helped organise. Some 80 cyclists started in Krakow and finished 4 days later at Marie Sklodowska Curie’s birthplace in the heart of Warsaw, raising over £240,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The event won the 2005 Best Regional Campaign Award of the Institute of Professional Fundraising.
Lisa Carson, Events Fundraiser at Katharine House Hospice said:
‘We are delighted to confirm that Edwina Currie will be joining us for the luncheon. With such an interesting career we are sure that she will prove to be a fascinating and captivating speaker. Tickets are selling at record levels and we have less than 70 left – we are urging local ladies to buy theirs whilst they can”.
Tickets are priced at £30 and include a delicious two course meal. Edwina will be addressing the Ladies after lunch on the day.